Which planet is called a red planet ?

(1) Venus
(2) Mercury
(3) Mars
(4) Jupiter

Correct Answer : (3) Mars planet is called a red planet.


Mars, red planet, is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. Mars has two small moons. Their names are Phobos (FOE-bohs) and Deimos (DEE-mohs). The average temperature is 63 degrees Celsius below zero.

Mars is often described as the “Red Planet”, as the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance. The planet’s color can even be seen with the naked eye from Earth, appearing in the night sky as though it were a red star.

Mars, red planet, is a terrestrial planet with a thin atmosphere, having surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts, and polar ice caps of Earth.

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